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The Craft Guild of Nevada County is sponsoring its 19th annual Winterfaire Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Nevada County Fairgrounds’ Main Street Building. Fine glass, wood, jewelry, ceramics, clothes, dolls, etc. will be offered for sale. All items are handcrafted; resale items are not allowed.

Children can shop, too, in a specially designed corner called “Christmas Stop.” Items are $5 or less, and children can wrap and tag their gifts. The only adult allowed in this area is the craft lady who will offer help to the children if necessary.

Santa makes a stop at the craft show, too. Photos are available by a local photographer at a minimal cost. Food, desserts and drinks are available in the dining area.

Buy raffle tickets for $1 each, or six for $5. First prize is a basket of handmade items valued at between $550 and $650. Second prize is a tree full of handmade ornaments and $20.

Admittance to the event is $1. Proceeds will go toward craft

scholarships to area high school students, and to various community projects sponsored by the Craft Guild.

Call Shirley at 272-7033 for more information.

You’re invited to help celebrate 30 successful years of Friends of the Nevada County Libraries’ monthly book sales. Refreshments will be served and bargain books sold from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Foley History Library, 211 N. Pine Street in Nevada City. Proceeds from book sales finance library programs and other expenses not included in the library budget.

Four ninth grade girls from Living Wisdom High of the Ananda community did gardening work at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Oct. 8. Several Silver Springs High School students painted accessories at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley Oct. 11. Twelve students from Sierra Foothill High stained 104 picnic benches at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Oct. 17. Four girls from Living Wisdom picked up litter in Grass Valley Oct. 15.

The projects were coordinated by YOUthCANDO, a program of the Volunteer Action Center. For more information, call Lee Blakemore at 272-5041.

Community Recovery Resources, formerly known as Nevada County Substance Abuse, is holding its annual fashion show and luncheon fund-raiser at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trolley Junction, 400 Railroad Ave. in Nevada City. Proceeds will go to the Adolescents Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment Program (A.D.A.P.T.). Models for the fashion show will be from the Lake Wildwood women’s 18- and 9-hole golf groups, the Hope House and Soroptimists. For more information and tickets, call Julie at 432-1913 or Tex at 432-1554.

The Food Bank of Nevada County is planning its second annual Christmas “Adopt A Family” program. Needy families in the community receive Christmas presents for individual family members, purchased by the family sponsors. The Food Bank provides information to the sponsors on each family, such as child’s size and present requests, etc. Community members interested in adopting a family should contact the Food Bank at 272-3796 for information.

Pam Fortner’s column on nonprofits appears each Monday. Deadline for information is 5 p.m. each Wednesday. The column will appear in the following Monday edition. Send information to Pamela Fortner at The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 95945; e-mail

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